Hired to manage various trade shows, user groups, VIP events and employee events.
Managed domestic and international trade shows, technical user groups and special
customer events within budget
Conducted domestic and international site inspections of convention centers and
off-site locations for VIP customer events
Planned international events with a focus on site selection to accommodate the
requirements of upper management to impress their customers
Managed exhibit house and 3rd-party trade show vendors & suppliers. Managed
design and re-design of booth properties from 10 ft x 10 ft to 80 ft x 140 ft size
Supervised installation and dismantling of exhibit properties at show site by reading
and understanding the Blue Print
Exceptional organizational skills with close attention to detail and the ability to work
quickly in a fast-paced environment.
Defined elements of an event including logistics, registration, staffing grids, schedules,
technical support and budget
Worked with installers, electricians, union labor and other show personnel at show
site to insure a timely and correct installation of booths
Strong negotiation skills and relationships with various vendors such as trucking
companies, show management, GES etc to keep costs under control
Created floor plans using ÒSmart DrawÓ CAD-type drawing system to create a visual
and space utilization layout for management
Planned and conducted pre-conference meetings with booth staff and suppliers to
insure a good flow of work at show site
Exhibited at major shows such as DAC, DATE, Electronica, COMDEX, ITC
Managed up to 3 shows at one time and over 10 shows a year
Managed booth staffing requirements for each event
Extremely self-motivated and able to complete projects with minimal direction.
Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations
Maintained supply of various event materials (giveaways, booth attire, etc.)
Worked with the IT team to insure space and electrical requirements were met for at
show needs. (i.e. 208v 3 phase or 120v single phase etc)
Managed logistics for yearly company meeting
Negotiated new venue location for user group
Managed logistics, catering and entertainment for multi- day user group, domestic
Instrumental in obtaining over 900 leads at a trade show, one of which led to a
purchase order for $1,000,000.00.
Continuously negotiated with vendors to save (on average) $5.00 per head for
luncheons which resulted in a savings of $5,000 per event. This savings provided funds
for entertainment while staying within the budget and producing a superior event.